We live in a progressive generation that strives to make change in everything from technology to social politics. I don’t normally post my political opinions here on Tumblr, not because I’m too scared/passive, but because I personally do not feel like my blog and it’s audience is the appropriate place for that type of engagement. But alas, I must make an exception to this rule.
For someone to not only say that “being gay or acting upon one’s homosexuality is a choice” but to also agree with the idiotic statements made by Mr. Ben Carson in which he quickly apologized for is just plain regressive and disrespectful. Just to set the tone, here is a brief quote of the statement given by Mr. Carson: “A lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight — and when they come out, they’re gay”.
A: Your sexuality is not a choice.
B: Acting upon your sexuality is not a choice, but rather an innate human function that fulfills completely natural biological drives.
The argument is, in my humble opinion, just plain dumb and here is why:
1. What relevance does any one human’s sexuality or “actions” they take upon that said sexuality have on any other human?
2. We should not attempt to analyze the aspects of something we cannot control and try to explaining it with illogical fallacies.
3. It’s 2015 and we as a generation are inheriting this world. Take a step forward, not backwards.